COVID-19 Vaccine Status Report

Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit – January 11, 2022 - Vaccination Statistics

  • For individuals 12 plus, our first dose vaccination rate is 95.6%, fully vaccinated is 93.5% and 45.2% have received their third booster dose

  • For individuals 5 plus, our first dose vaccination rate is 92.7%, and fully vaccinated rate is 87.4%.

  • Vaccination rate for 5 to 11 is 53.5% with a first dose – that is up from 50% last week – 4.3% of children 5 to 11 have received a second dose.

  • 3rd dose rates: for 60s – 61%, 70s – 76%, 80plus – 73.9%

  • As of Jan 10, 2022 a total of 382,612 vaccinations have been administered in the Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit (LGLDHU) region.

  • Our vaccination dashboard has all the details and will be updated again next Tuesday, Jan 18

Vaccination Booking

  • Appointments in January are limited - we are adding more clinics and appointments as capacity allows. A list of upcoming clinics is available on our website:

  • Please check regularly for cancellations and new availability.

  • Most clinics are able to provide vaccine to some walk-ins so we will not be posting Walk-Ins on social media. Check in at the clinic to see what is available – later on in the clinic hours is best.

  • We have 2 Special COVID vaccine clinics for all Education & Childcare Workers, School Aged Children and Youth and LTCH/RH Staff on the Pomelo appointment system and are working to add more as capacity allows. They are being held in Smiths Falls (Jan 12 from 3-8pm) and Kemptville (Jan 13 from 3-7pm). Open to all students as well as anyone working in schools or childcare (including bus drivers, custodians, etc – anyone working in long term care can attend as well).

· Check a participating pharmacy here or call your doctor’s office.

Vaccine Supply

  • Moderna will given at clinics for those 30+. Both mRNA vaccines develop a good immune response against the spike protein that helps the virus get into the cells to replicate.

  • Our Pfizer-Adult supply is still limited and will be prioritized for ages 12-29 based on provincial guidance. Pfizer is a preferential recommendation for this age group because, while the number of people who had pericarditis and myocarditis amongst individuals in this age group was low, it was higher for Moderna than Pfizer.

Second doses for 5 to 11

  • The recommended interval between the first and second dose is 8 weeks - the minimum Health Canada approved interval is 21 days. The longer interval leads to a longer lasting immune response. Parents can request the earlier dose interval if they prefer to boost the first dose sooner than at 8 weeks.

Vaccination and illness

  • If you have symptoms, we advise you to cancel your vaccine appointment and rebook when your symptoms are gone, and you are feeling well. Whether it is COVID-19 or not, you are fighting an infection and the vaccine may not yield the best response.

  • Even if you have had a COVID-19 infection you still need to be immunized to increase the duration of the immunity.

4th Dose being given to highest risk

  • We have given 3rd doses to over 90% of residents in LTC/RH and are working on 4th doses with the homes. When we go into LTC and RH not everyone is there or able to get immunized the day we are there, so some people may have been missed. In that case, the homes can immunize the resident themselves, or can request that the community paramedics come in for those missed.

For more information on COVID-19 vaccines, visit the COVID-19 Protection and Vaccines section of our website.

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